Author: Adrian Vermeule
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Adrian Vermeule argues that the arc of law has bent steadily toward deference to the administrative state, which has greater democratic legitimacy and technical competence to confront issues such as climate change, terrorism, and biotechnology. The state did not shove lawyers and judges out of the way; they moved freely to the margins of power.
Notre Constitution compte une bonne centaine d'articles. Utile de pouvoir les consulter facilement, inutile de les connaître tous. Mais certains d'entre eux importent infiniment plus que d'autres, et méritent quelques explications. Cet ouvrage propose donc l'intégralité de la Constitution avec les textes de valeur constitutionnelle qui y sont rattachés, afin que chacun puisse en connaître à tout moment. Il y ajoute un commentaire pour les principaux articles afin d'en dégager le double sens juridique et politique. Chacun pourra ainsi mieux comprendre notre texte fondamental et se forger son opinion sur son contenu.
Depuis 2013, le parlement camerounais est devenu bicaméral (mise en place d'un sénat). Si le caractère présidentiel du régime n'a pas été affecté, l'équilibre des pouvoirs parlementaires a été largement revisité. Cet ouvrage combine les outils théoriques et la pratique parlementaire vécue de l'intérieur.
Blue White Red
Author: Alain Mabanckou
Publisher: Indiana University Press
This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala, who lives the life of a humble peanut farmer after giving up his studies, begins to dream of following in Moki’s footsteps. Together, the two take wing for Paris, where Massala-Massala finds himself a part of an underworld of out-of-work undocumented immigrants. After a botched attempt to sell metro passes purchased with a stolen checkbook, he winds up in jail and is deported. Blue White Red is a novel of postcolonial Africa where young people born into poverty dream of making it big in the cities of their former colonial masters. Alain Mabanckou's searing commentary on the lives of Africans in France is cut with the parody of African villagers who boast of a son in the country of Digol.
Marc A. Rodwin draws on his own experience as a health lawyer--and his research in health ethics, law, and policy--to reveal how financial conflicts of interest can and do negatively affect the quality of patient care. He shows that the problem has become worse over the last century and provides many actual examples of how doctors' decisions are influenced by financial considerations. We learn how two California physicians, for example, resumed referrals to Pasadena General Hospital only after the hospital started paying $70 per patient (their referrals grew from 14 in one month to 82 in the next). As Rodwin writes, incentives such as this can inhibit a doctor from taking action when a hospital fails to provide proper service, and may also lead to the unnecessary hospitalization of patients. We also learn of a Wyeth-Ayerst Labs promotion in which physicians who started patients on INDERAL (a drug for high blood pressure, angina, and migraines) received 1000 mileage points on American Airlines for each patient (studies show that promotions such as this have a direct effect on a doctor's choice of drug). Rodwin reveals why the medical community has failed to regulate conflicts of interest: peer review has little authority, state licensing boards are usually ignorant of abuses, and the AMA code of ethics has historically been recommended rather than required. He examines what can be learned from the way society has coped with the conflicts of interest of other professionals --lawyers, government officials, and businessmen--all of which are held to higher standards of accountability than doctors. And he recommends that efforts be made to prohibit and regulate certain kinds of activity (such as kickbacks and self-referrals), to monitor and regulate conduct, and to provide penalties for improper conduct. Our failure to face physicians' conflicts of interest has distorted the way medicine is practiced, compromised the loyalty of doctors to patients, and harmed society, the integrity of the medical profession, and patients. For those concerned with the quality of health care or medical ethics, Medicine, Money and Morals is a provocative look into the current health care crisis and a powerful prescription for change.
Guthrie presents coaches with a blueprint for building a successful track and field program including information on managing off the track, planning for big events, and motivating athletes to excel.
This highly-esteemed text introduces readers to the key ideas of modeling and management decision making that will be important to them throughout their careers. Addressing the needs of readers interested in both business administration and decision science careers, the book provides a conceptual foundation for all topics and the role of spreadsheet modeling techniques in the larger context of business decision-making. This text fully integrated Excel spreadsheets. It is packaged with a free CD-ROM which contains the student version of Crystal Ball Software, Excel templates, plus much, much more. Part of JIT program.
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Harvard University Press
This is a secret history of modern times, told by way of what conventional history tries to exclude. Lipstick Traces tells a story as disruptive and compelling as the century itself.
Author: Christine Angot
A daring novel that made Christine Angot one of the most controversial figures in contemporary France recounts the narrator's incestuous relationship with her father. Tess Lewis's forceful translation brings into English this audacious novel of taboo. The narrator is falling out from a torrential relationship with another woman. Delirious with love and yearning, her thoughts grow increasingly cyclical and wild, until exposing the trauma lying behind her pain. With the intimacy offered by a confession, the narrator embarks on a psychoanalysis of herself, giving the reader entry into her tangled experiences with homosexuality, paranoia, and, at the core of it all, incest. In a masterful translation from the French by Tess Lewis, Christine Angot's Incest audaciously confronts its readers with one of our greatest taboos.
The Radical Bourgeoisie
Author: Katherine Auspitz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A reassessment of the role of French Radicals as thinkers and politicians.
The Orators of France
Author: Louis-Marie de Lahaye vicomte de Cormenin
OUT OF THE VOLCANO
Author: Margaret Sayers Peden
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
Offers interviews with Mexican playwrights, sculptors, poets, novelists, photographers, critics, choreographers, architects, and weavers
Author: Gerard Malynes